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Pronunciation: /tʃɪp/

Translation of chip in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (of wood) astilla (feminine); (of stone) esquirla (feminine) a chip off the old block de tal palo tal astilla to have a chip on one's shoulder ser* un resentido
    Example sentences
    • Jabbing at the wood, they remove chips three to six inches tong.
    • Nests are lined with bark chips or wood shavings or are a shallow cup made of roots, leaves and other plant fibers.
    • The landowner gets quick cash, the company gets wood for chips, and workers at local sawmills get laid off.
    Example sentences
    • There were no obvious tool marks, chips or defects, and the finish was perfectly consistent down to the sudden transition at the base of every fold.
    • If you're not prepared to rigorously keep up that pristine appearance, then the ensuing scuff marks, chips and cracks are sadly all too obvious.
    • It's a good way to discover scratches, chips and dents early.
    1.2 (crack, break) desportilladura (feminine), muesca (feminine) there's a chip in this cup esta taza está desportillada or descascarillada or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) cascada or (Chile) saltada
  • 2 [Cookery/Cocina] 2.1 (wafer) banana chips[ rodajas de plátano frito ] patacones (masculine plural) (Colombia) potato chips (American English/inglés norteamericano) papas (feminine plural) or (Spain/España) patatas (feminine plural) fritas, patatas (feminine plural) a la inglesa (Spain/España) , papas (feminine plural) chip (Urug) 2.2 (British English/inglés británico) (French fry) papa (feminine) or (Spain/España) patata (feminine) frita, papa (feminine) a la francesa (Colombia) (Mexico/México) to be as cheap as chips estar* tirados or regalados or (Andes) botados de precio (before noun/delante del nombre) [basket/pan] para freír papas or (Spain/España) patatas
    Example sentences
    • Usually I don't eat potato but fish without chips by the sea would be silly and my son eats most of them.
    • Stir again then serve with potatoes, chips, rice or pasta.
    • Low-fat oven chips are both less hassle to cook and significantly lower in calories than conventional, deep-fried chips.
  • 3 (counter) [Games/Juegos] ficha (feminine) they used it as a bargaining chip in the negotiations lo usaron de baza en las negociaciones to be in the chips (American English/inglés norteamericano) estar* rico or boyante to cash in one's chips [colloquial/familiar] [humorous/humorístico] estirar la pata [colloquial/familiar] [humorous/humorístico], diñarla (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] [humorous/humorístico] to have had one's chips (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] you've had your chips, mate la jodiste, hermano [vulgar] I thought I'd had my chips when the cable snapped creí que me había llegado la hora cuando se rompió el cable when the chips are down [colloquial/familiar] a la hora de la verdad
    Example sentences
    • That was a mercenary term for a poker game with fake chips, one just played for relaxation.
    • I thought maybe he'd taken a sudden interest in sewing but no - he intends to use them as gambling chips for poker games over at the other hotel.
    • A poker player with lots of chips can force the game.
  • 4 [Computing/Informática] [Electronics/Electrónica] chip (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • You find semiconductors at the heart of microprocessor chips as well as transistors.
    • Current integrated circuits, or computer chips, contain about 100 million transistors each.
    • The paper describes the proper structure for a new kind of metal electrode to accompany novel insulating materials in transistors on computer chips.
  • 5 [Sport/Deporte] 5.1 (in soccer) bombita (feminine) ([ pase o tiro corto por encima de un jugador contrario ]) 5.2chip (shot) (in golf) chip (masculine) ([ golpe corto y seco que permite acceder al green ]) (in tennis) toque (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • More often than not you'll leave the next shot short with your chip or putt, and you'll probably be long with the next.
    • He hit a poor tee shot, required two chips to find the green and then two-putted from 10 feet.
    • If a player gets too aggressive on a downhill putt on one of those greens, his next shot could be a chip or a pitch from the fairway.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-pp-)

  • 3 (in golf, tennis, soccer)[ levantar la pelota mediante un golpe corto y preciso ]

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-pp-)

  • [china/cup] desportillarse, cascarse* (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) , saltarse (Chile) ; [paint/varnish] saltarse, desconcharse to chip off saltarse, desprenderse

Phrasal verbs

chip away

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (remove) [paint] descascarar, desconchar 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 2.1 (destroy gradually) [colloquial/familiar]to chip away at sth they chipped away at his authority fueron minando or socavando su autoridad 2.2 (come off) [paint/varnish] descascararse, desconcharse

chip in

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [colloquial/familiar]
1.1 (speak) intervenir*, meter (la) cuchara [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 (contribute) contribuir* if we all chip in si todos ponemos algo or contribuimos con algo

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